Three MLS sides chasing Carlton Cole?

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The British tabloids love nothing more than to whip up some transfer rumors as their season comes to a close.

But this one has been gathering pace for quite some time.

West Ham United striker Carlton Cole will not sign a new deal with West Hame United  and is free to find himself a new destination.

According to these reports, three Major League Soccer sides are chasing Cole’s signature, along with three EPL sides and a handful of Championship sides.

The man is in demand.

I will spare you the suspense, the three MLS teams looking at Cole are D.C. United, the Houston Dynamo and the San Jose Earthquakes.

So would the English striker — who has let it be know that the LA Galaxy would be his preferred club to join in MLS — be a good fit for any of the aforementioned sides? Discuss.

Well, his physical approach and ability in the air would certainly see him fit in at San Jose. But does that mean one of Steven Lenhart, Alan Gordon or Adam Jahn are on the way out?

D.C. United about all the help they can get. And bringing in a player who has scored 57 in 237 games for West Ham may not solve all their problems. He is very similar to Lionard Pajoy and may not offer the clinical finisher United clearly lack.

Finally, the Houston Dynamo could definitely do with another body up top. Will Bruin had his hot start to the season he usually has… now he needs help. Giles Barnes has added goals and another Englishman Andrew Driver has injected life into Houston’s play. Could Dominic Kinnear dip into the British market once more?

Apparently Cole has his heart set on a move to the LA Galaxy, if you are to believe the reports from the Daily Mirror in England. But the fact that he is openly discussing MLS and that his plans involve snubbing other sides in England’s top flight (Southampton, Stoke and Hull) will be music to the ears of MLS fans.

I once saw Cole score a three-minute hat trick for Chelsea’s reserve side when he was a teenager. He has never fully reached the levels many expected him to get to, but he has played for England seven times.

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Cole may not be a huge, superstar name. And he did score just twice this season, but he’s involvement was restricted to sub appearances after Andy Carroll’s arrival and injury.

But he would certainly score plenty of goals in MLS and be a real menace. After leaving West Ham last week, Hammers chairman David Sullivan said the following of Cole.

A nice guy, great goalscorer who has represented the English national team and spent most of his career tormenting EPL defenses… what are these MLS clubs waiting for.

Sign Cole up!

Report: David Silva out 2-3 weeks with ligament damage

LOGRONO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 09:  David Silva of Spain is fouled by Lars Gerson of Luxembourg during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group C match between Spain and Luxembourg at Estadio Municipal Las Gaunas on October 9, 2015 in Logrono, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Despite sitting at the top of the table in the Premier League, things are not going well for Manchester City.

Star striker and leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero suffered a torn hamstring while playing for Argentina, and now he is joined by David Silva on the injured list.

Silva lasted nine minutes in Spain’s EURO qualifying match against Luxembourg, forced off after taking a bad challenge from behind. Silva went down in pain and tried to play on, but asked for a substitution just minutes later.

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Spanish news outlet AS is reporting that Silva has suffered “lateral internal ligament damage in his right ankle,” and could face 2-3 weeks on the sidelines.

With Aguero set to miss at least a month, Silva’s injury could leave Manchester City without two of their top players in the coming weeks.

Silva has arguably been the best player in the Premier League this season, the quarterback of the City attack, which has scored a league-leading 19 goals through eight matches.

City travels to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on October 25, which falls into that 2-3 week range for Silva’s recovery. In a match that could decide who sits top of the table, Manuel Pellegrini would be very shorthanded without Silva and Aguero.

Alejandro Bedoya to miss USMNT vs. Mexico

GLASGOW,  SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 15 :  Alejandro Bedoya of USA  in action during the International Friendly match between Scotland and USA at Hampden Park on November 15, 2013.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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Alejandro Bedoya will not feature for the United States in the CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Saturday, and has been replaced on the roster by Bobby Wood.

Bedoya traveled to Los Angeles from his club team Nantes in France, but Jurgen Klinsmann has announced he will be unable to play after falling ill.

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Without Bedoya, Union Berlin midfielder Bobby Wood has been added to the USMNT side. Wood scored the first two goals of his international career this summer in wins over the Netherlands and Germany, and has scored four goals in ten matches for Union Berlin this season. Wood has been training with the U.S. camp throughout the week for the upcoming friendly against Costa Rica.

Bedoya has played well for the USMNT, discounting his short performance against Brazil in September. In that match, Klinsmann played Bedoya out of position against a potent Brazil attack, and he was substituted before halftime. However, playing in his more natural role as a winger or attacking midfielder, many believed Bedoya could be in line for a start against Mexico.